OS: Win 95/98/NT
Installed Size: 480KB
GoWave is a free MP3 decoder from Xaudio. The decoding process is
simple. Adjust the output directory near the top of the interface to
control where the program will deposit the WAV files. Drag and drop files
from the explorer interface to the queue and click the decode button and away it
goes. You can also load up a list of files for batch decoding.
The decoding process is very fast. On my P3 1Ghz machine,
the software decoding at 21X real time, one of the fastest decoders I have
seen. The output files sounded pretty good but a scientific test on the
program by David Robinson reveals some problems. According to David,
MpegDJ cuts off some high frequencies and has trouble with some low ones.
Although many people may not notice the problems, it lead him not to recommend
it as a decoder (MpegDJ
GoWave decode test). However, if you don't have an audiophile ear, the
program should work very well for you.
Try MpegDJ GoWave